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The following are the questions most frequently asked by accepted students and their parents. 

When are spring/fall break and long weekends so that I can plan travel or to have visitors?​

​Each semester does have a break but they vary each year, depending on the local university schedule. Spring break 2014 dates will be posted here in the fall. 
No travel should be booked during the first two weeks of the proram and never without consulting with the semester schedule to ensure that your plans do not conflict with any programs commitments.

I'm arriving early, or my family is planning to visit, are there recommended hotels near campus?

 The program dates take into account that students will need some time to acclimate before the semester.  But if students do wish to arrive sooner, before the start of the program, please note that they are responsible for their transportation from the airport and all accomodations until the start of the semester.
There are many options for places to stay and students can contact the Trinity staff in Paris for suggestions.

Do I need to bring pillows/blankets/linens/towels?

​These are all provided, but often students prefer to bring their own anyway.  There are many shops and department stores around the city where students can buy whatever they need and didn't bring.

Do I need special health insurance?

Trinity provides, as part of the comprehensive fee for the program, excellent international medical insurance. Students should maintain whatever insurance they have in the U.S. so that there are no gaps in coverage, but they do not need to acquire additional insurance on their own. 

Do I need any additional immunizations?

There are no additional immunizations needed for France but students can consult the website for the Center for Disease Control at

I am vegetarian/vegan or have other dietary restrictions. Will this be a problem?

 There is a wide variety of cuisine in Paris from other parts of the world and students with dietary restrictions should not have a problem finding food they can eat.  Any type of food that is found here in the United States can be found in Paris. 

Any student with a dietary restriction or allergy, living with a family must be sure to indicate this on the housing questionnaire and notify Eleanor Emerson in the Office of International Programs.